Posts Tagged "Japan"

World Cup 2010: Japan 3-1 Denmark

World Cup 2010: Japan 3-1 Denmark

By on Jun 25, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Japan v Denmark has to wait until the boys on the Beeb can get Italy’s exit out of their system. But this is probably fair enough. Earlier group results have switched the focus from Netherlands v Cameroon, which means we’ve got Martin Keown summarising. The BBC had Manish Bhasin on the stadium gantry in Cape Town. But Cameroon’s incompetence has spared us. This may...

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World Cup 2010: Netherlands 1-0 Japan

World Cup 2010: Netherlands 1-0 Japan

By on Jun 19, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Patrick Viera’s role on ITV’s panel is increasingly to give reassurance to the others that France are worse than England, which should be money for old rope but, after the Algeria game, isn’t. Attempts to shoehorn Edgar Davids into a similar role representing the Dutch are foundering, as they are now two wins out of two insipid performances. Davids’ voice sounds...

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World Cup 2010: Japan 1-0 Cameroon

World Cup 2010: Japan 1-0 Cameroon

By on Jun 15, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Sloppy, unprofessional, boring, unimaginative. And that was just Guy Mowbray and Mark Lawrenson in the BBC commentary box. Whilst not personally agreeing with the decision, I could see reasons for Guy Mowbray getting the Beeb’s number one commentary spot ahead of Jonathan Pearce. Pandering to Mark Lawrenson’s base instincts was not among those reasons. Admittedly,...

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World Cup Preview: Group E

World Cup Preview: Group E

By on May 14, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

With the 2010 FIFA World Cup now just four weeks away, you should by now be able to visualise those wretched pull-out “Come On England” St. George’s flags which come free with The Sun, slowly yellowing at the edges in living room windows up and down the land until mid-September.  Nevertheless, we at Twohundredpercent will instead continue to focus...

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Good Hosts and Bad Hosts

Good Hosts and Bad Hosts

By on Apr 9, 2010 in History, Latest | 2 comments

It’s Friday again, and that uneasy feeling rising in your belly is most likely because Friday means it’s Dotmund‘s World Cup preview day here on Twohundredpercent.  This week, he’s been looking at the fortunes of the host nations of the tournament. Until someone figures out how to astroturf the moon and stop the corner flags floating away,...

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